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    Something for Me - A new cutting surface

    Now that I am starting to use some good kitchen knives, I figured I needed a better cutting surface.
    If you noticed that I didn't call it a cutting board, there is a reason.
    I broke some of the primary rules for a well constructed cutting board.
    This is a piece of flat sawn Big Leaf Maple.
    A flat sawn piece is more prone to warpage vs any other way of cutting.
    I am curious if it will stay flat with a little common sense care.
    Looks kind of pretty and it won't damage the knives so it works for me.



    My boss walked by when I was finishing the oiling.
    He wanted the board to sell in the gallery.
    He got the last one so I said no way. This one is for me.
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    If you haven't already I'd be sure to put some sort of non slip feet on it so air can circulate underneath. Otherwise you might wind up with a big leaf potato chip.

    Mighty pretty though! Let us know how it holds up.

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    I plan on storing it on edge when not in use.
    Might have to make a little stand.

    My thinking was by using properly dried wood and not abusing it, that it should hold up just fine.
    But....... there is a real good chance I will be proven wrong.
    I am guessing that a few of you are chuckling to yourselves right now.
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    *chuckle chuckle*
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    It certainly is pretty.

    Whether it will work long term, I have no idea.

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    I glue wine corks onto the bottom corners of side grain boards and it minimizes warpage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I glue wine corks onto the bottom corners of side grain boards and it minimizes warpage.
    Because they absorb liquid from above/below?

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    Just because they elevate the board to allow air circulation.
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    Cool looking board, Mark! Can't wait to see if it survives.

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    spike, could you post a photo of the cork feet? What type of glue?
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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